Considering that February only had 28 days and I still managed to read as many books as I did in January, I am quite satisfied. Of course I wish I could read as fast as some people (already having over 50 books read) but that will never happen and I am happy with how much I read.
1. King’s Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes (out in the stores in April; a super read about Will Somers, Henry VIII’s court jester)
2. Medallions by Zofia Nalkowska (one of my favorites, a short compilation of documentaries from the Nazi regime)
3. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (a wonderful memoir on living under the Islamist regime; I posted a review a couple of weeks back)
4. A Child’s Journey out of Autism by Leeann Whiffen (another memoir, this time of a mother’s struggles to get her son back from autism; a very touching story, also with my review)
5. Gauntlet by Richard Aaron (a great, fact-paced techno-thriller)
6. Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz (I love Koontz but I was a little disappointed with this one)
7. The Hellfire Club by Peter Straub (it’s my second book by Straub and I’m really starting to warm up to him; it’s horror mixed in with thriller elements)
8. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy (a memoir of a woman who had to grow up with a deformed face due to cancer; very absorbing and a sad as well; I actually have mixed feelings about this one)
9. Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs (I’m gonna have to give this woman another try because I’ve heard a lot of good things about this author but this particular forensic thriller did not reflect all the praise)
10. Slip & Fall by Nick Santora (a legal thriller with very interesting characters and some good writing)
1. Hard Truth by Nevada Barr (I think I’m going to like Ms. Barr, the book was humorous, with fast action and a great main character, ranger Anna Pidgeon).
Looks like February was a month of memoirs and thrillers. Only a couple of books were not so great and the rest I really enjoyed. I am still looking for the ‘Wow!’ book. Maybe in March. These kind of books are hard to find.